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Data Processing Agreements for SAP are changing. Don’t be caught out.

Jan 14, 2019 7:03:24 AM

Are you compliant with the terms of your SAP support contract?

One of my colleagues shared with me an excerpt from the SAP Cloud Services Data Processing Agreement (DPA), which states, “This DPA does not apply to non-production environments of the Cloud Service if such environments are made available by SAP, and Customer shall not store Personal Data in such environments.”

I decided to also look at some of the other SAP data processing agreements, and found similar language in their support and professional services DPAs:“Customer shall not grant SAP access to Licensee systems or personal information (of Customer or any third party) unless such access is essential for the performance of SAP Services. Customer shall not store any Personal Data in non-production environments.”

SAP customers have recently been receiving emails highlighting these changes to terms and conditions, requiring customers to take action very soon.

 


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The GDPR Journey: Next stop… Brexit

Jan 11, 2019 10:15:10 AM

The news in Europe is abuzz with Bexit – will it be a no-deal Brexit, will there be another vote, will Theresa May’s deal be accepted…? One of the many questions companies are considering is how compliance with GDPR is affected by Brexit.

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GDPR and POPIA: Data breach

Nov 28, 2018 7:23:42 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6 | Article 7 | Article 8

Breaches happen, and they will happen to you.  In the ninth and final article of this series, we look at how GDPR and POPIA treat data breaches. Read on:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data destruction

Nov 14, 2018 7:23:43 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6 | Article 7

Deleting data is never as simple as pressing a button. In this eighth article on GDPR and POPIA we look at the requirements and complexities of data deletion. Read on:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data archiving

Nov 5, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6

How long can you keep data? In the seventh article in our series on GDPR and POPIA we look at the rules and exceptions for archiving data on systems.  Read on:


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SAP was built for customising...so were Data Disclose and Data Redact

Oct 31, 2018 5:55:37 AM


SAP: ERP off the shelf

Why has SAP been so successful for so long? Because they designed a massively powerful – and scalable – ERP system, which could be installed from the same CDs/DVDs/Files (delete as appropriate depending on your age) at almost any organisation in the world. From there it could be quickly/slowly/glacially (delete as appropriate depending on your industry/project scope etc) tailored to fit a very wide variety of business processes, just by making settings in the IMG. No need for custom code or tables in the database unless you really wanted to bring your own processes to the system, and even that wasn’t too hard to do. 

Read on to find out about:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data transfer

Oct 29, 2018 2:48:24 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5

In a connected world, it is too easy for personal data to move across borders. In the sixth article in our series, we look at how GDPR and POPIA treat cross-border transfers. Here is what we'll discuss:


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GDPR versus the Australian Privacy Act

Oct 22, 2018 4:24:02 AM

 The overview below is a comparison between the key changes in GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) and the Australian Privacy Act 1988. The aim of this comparison is to give you insight in the differences, and prepare you for what may be coming when the Australian privacy regulations are improved and brought up to the level of the European Union regulations.


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GDPR and POPIA: Data use

Oct 19, 2018 10:52:36 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4

In the fifth blog in our series, we look at the real reason for the existence of GDPR and POPIA: how we use data. This is where it gets really serious. Here is what we'll discuss:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data analysis

Oct 11, 2018 9:47:40 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3

It is official: we can't leave it all to the robots.  The fourth article of our series on GDPR and POPIA is all about data analysis and automated decisions. Read on: